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BKT to build new Carbon Black Production Plant BHUJ/INDIA, August 29, 2017 – Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), Off-Highway tire manufacturer, will build a new plant for the production of carbon black. This facility will stretch over approximately 8 hectares within the BKT production site at Bhuj, in the Indian state of Gujarat. The production forecast is about 60,000 tons/year. An initial investment of 23 million US dollars has been earmarked. >more
BKT develops specific Tires for Transport Operations SEREGNO/ITALY, July 3, 2017 – The tire ranges specifically designed for transport operations in the segments of agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles by the Indian based off-highway tire manufacturer BKT are suitable for both road use and combined use on the road and in the fields. Developed to reduce soil compaction, if necessary, these tires are able to carry heavy loads even at high speeds. >more
BKT's Solutions: Tires for Spreaders SEREGNO/ITALY, May 19, 2017 – BKT, Indian-based Off-Highway tire manufacturer, offers tire ranges that are specifically designed for vehicles operating in the agricultural, industrial and OTR sector. Distinguishing traits like stability, load and flotation capacity want to make operations both productive and comfortable. The tires are suited for various types of vehicles, including spreaders working on the most fragile soil. >more
Milestone Anniversary: Liebherr delivers 50,000th Wheel Loader BISCHOFSHOFEN/AUSTRIA, April 19, 2017 – The 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader has rolled off the production line at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH. The anniversary machine, an L 566 XPower, will be delivered to long-standing Liebherr customer Geiger, whose Managing Partner and Managing Director travelled to Bischofshofen to pick up the anniversary wheel loader in person. >more
Trimble and Caterpillar to deliver Connected On-Highway Telematics Solutions LAS VEGAS/USA, March 13, 2017 – Trimble and Caterpillar announced at ConExpo that they are partnering to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations. The collaboration extends Caterpillar's Cat Connect solutions to include Trimble's real-time, truck fleet visibility and monitoring capabilities to now enable both on-highway and off-highway fleet management. >more
Volvo Group and IISc sign Research Agreement on sustainable Mobility BANGALORE/INDIA, December 16, 2016 – Volvo Group in India has announced that Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), the global research, development and engineering arm of Volvo, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU). With this MoU, Volvo group and IISc will undertake research and development in future automotive technologies. >more
Irving announced as new Atlas Cranes Importer for USA TIFFIN/USA, October 26, 2016 – German loader crane manufacturer Atlas has appointed Irving Equipment, located in Ohio, as its exclusive crane importer and distributor for the USA. All products will be sold through authorized Atlas representatives. This deal will allow for full distribution of Atlas Crane products through dealers as well as some direct sales. >more
New Wacker Neuson Wheel Loader is a compact Powerhouse MUNICH/GERMANY, October 24, 2016 – No matter if soil, sand or plants: The new WL28 wheel loader from Wacker Neuson tackles the rigours of construction sites as a versatile transportation helper. With the WL28 Wacker Neuson proves again that the compact construction and high load capacity of the machine can go hand in hand with a flexible handling. >more
New Flat-Top Tower Cranes from Comansa CM HANGZHOU/CHINA, September 23, 2016 – Tower crane manufacturer Comansa CM, part of the Linden Comansa group, announced the launch of a new series of flat-top tower cranes. Four new models with maximum load capacity of 10 and 12 tonnes are already available for the market, while two more will be arriving soon, before the end of the year. >more
Genie Equipment in Pole Position at FIA Formula E Championship LONDON/UK, September 21, 2016 – “Building the Future” has been in the genes of Genie, a Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) brand, since the company was created 50 years ago. Genie equipment now played a key role in the television broadcasting of the FIA Formula E Championship in London: An electric Genie boom and a lift assisted the cameramen – without any impact on the environment. >more
Terex Trucks haul deep in Jordan AMMAN/JORDAN, August 25, 2016 – Longstanding customer Comedat puts Terex Trucks’ rigid dump trucks to work in phosphate mines in Jordan: With a partnership that dates back to the 1970s, Jordan’s largest phosphate mining contractor, Comedat, is using 90 Terex Trucks machines across three sites to mine phosphate in the north and south of the Middle Eastern country. >more
Kögel wins the “Logistra best practice: Innovations 2016“ Award BURTENBACH/GERMANY, August 10, 2016 – With the "best practice: Innovations 2016" award, the trade journal Logistra acknowledges innovations in intralogistics and the commercial vehicle sector. The side-protection net by the joint project “DoKEP Side-protection net” of Dolezych, Kögel and TÜV Nord succeeded in the transport security category. Trailer manufacturer Kögel uses the side-protection net as a replacement for aluminium and wooden slats. >more
ZF Group to set-up Technology Center in India PUNE/INDIA, August 8, 2016 – Automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG is setting up its first ever India Technology Center in Hyderabad which will be dedicated to software and mechanical engineering. The new Technology Center will support ZF’s global development teams while enabling the company to accelerate local product development. >more
The latest Generation of Excavator Tuning: Kiesel Lift Star BAIENFURT/GERMANY, August 4, 2016 – The Kiesel Lift Star (KLS) combines a basic machine in three different tonnage classes ranging from 30 to 50 tonnes with either a mono-block or a multi-use boom. The result: up to 50 percent more lift power and pulling force compared to other machines of the same tonnage. The Kiesel technology and development company K-TEG has developed this system solution to deliver lift power for civil engineering and canal construction. >more
Four Sennebogen Cranes in Use in Algeria ALGIERS/ALGERIA, August 1, 2016 – Algerian customer Sapta, a specialist in bridge construction, is currently using four Sennebogen cranes near Algiers. The crawler and telescopic cranes lift heavy construction parts weighing up to 60 tonnes. The latest of these cranes is a Sennebogen 6113 telescopic crawler crane with a capacity for 120 tonnes. >more
Hitachi launches new Excavator AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS, July 25, 2016 – Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has launched the new ZX530LCH-6 large excavator. Designed and engineered to meet the demands of large-scale construction projects and quarries, it offers durability without compromising on efficiency. >more
CLdN Cargo BV orders 100 Kögel Cargo Rail with RoRo Equipment BURTENBACH/GERMANY, July 22, 2016 – CLdN Cargo BV from Rotterdam /Netherlands is capitalising on 100 new Kögel Cargo Rails in its vehicle fleet. CLdN Cargo BV offers door-to-door transport using their own trailers via short sea shipping, to and from Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal and Scandinavia. It also provides forwarding and logistics services via all modes of transport within Europe. >more
Terex Trucks adds Muscle to Wind Energy in Scotland MOTHERWELL/SCOTLAND, UK, July 21, 2016 – Malcolm Construction has purchased a Terex TA300 articulated hauler for use in its plant hire division. The 28-tonne capacity hauler has been put to the test alongside excavators at a windfarm project in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. >more
Fassi becomes Majority Owner of Crane Manufacturer Cranab VINDELN/SWEDEN, July 15, 2016 – Fassi, one of the world's largest manufacturers of cranes for trucks, becomes the majority owner of the Cranab group with the subsidiaries Vimek, Bracke Forest and Slagkraft, through the acquisition of Z-forestab´s ownership stake in the company. Cranab manufactures cranes for forestry equipment and is located in Vindeln outside Umeå, Sweden. >more
Lifting Equipment Manufacturer Haulotte supports the biggest Railway Projects in the Middle East RIYADH/SAUDI ARABIA, July 13, 2016 – Recently around 150 units of Haulotte high booms supplied by Roots Group Arabia (RGA) are working onsite in the largest subway project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian government is investing more than 22 billion dollars into this mega project. Its backbone is a fully automated Metro driverless system with a total length of close to 176 km across 6 lines with 85 stations. >more
Wacker Neuson and “The Treasure of the Silver Lake”: Track Dumper used in a Croatian National Park ZAGREB/CROATIA, July 12, 2016 – Compact dimensions, easy use, strong in the matter of material handling: For the restoration of the trails around the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia the management of the national park relies on the track dumper DT08 from Wacker Neuson. >more
Herrenknecht Rig helps building a speedy Pipeline Connection in Australia ANGLESEA/AUSTRALIA, July 8, 2016 – In just three months Australian drilling contractor Dunstans Construction Group installed a 700-meter-long pipeline in Anglesea (Victoria). A 250 tonnes HDD Rig from Herrenknecht played a key role in the achievement. Within a very short time the construction crew built a sea outfall with the machine, as well as pulling in the pipeline all the way back to the local water treatment plant. >more
Dragages Hongkong connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao with Help of a Nicolas heavy-duty Vehicle HONG KONG (SAR), June 13, 2016 – The construction company Dragages Hongkong is – as part of the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project – working on a 9.4 km-long viaduct section from the Hong Kong Boundary to Scenic Hill on the Airport Island. The pre-cast bridge elements are transported by Nicolas MHD G2 SPE modules which face tough conditions on the site. >more
Linden Comansa Updates Tower Cranes PAMPLONA/SPAIN, December 21, 2015 – The LC2100 series is one of the most successful of tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa. Over the last few months, the manufacturer’s R&D team has optimised this series, resulting in enhanced load capacity for various models. These updates are now available to the market. >more
TomTom launches fleet management platform in Chile and Mexico AMSTERDAM/THE NETHERLANDS, December 18, 2015 – TomTom Telematics has launched its award-winning fleet management platform in Chile and Mexico. This may help to reduce fuel spending and even save some companies time in some of the world’s most congested cities. >more
Terex: New XXL-Mobile Cone Crusher OMAGH/UNITED KINGDOM, November 19, 2015 – The new C-1554 cone crusher is the latest addition to the Terex Finlay range of tracked mobile cone crushers. It is larger than any other Terex Finlay mobile cone crusher. >more
Mine in the Jungle SAINT-ELIE/FRENCH GUIANA, November 16, 2015 – When the job site is reachable only by helicopter, one needs reliable equipment on site. The efficiency and low maintenance of 15 Terex Trucks articulated haulers are proving well for working in such a remote location: A vast gold mine surrounded by Southern American jungle. >more
Challenging working conditions for two Volvo A40F articulated haulers at a landfill site in Hong Kong HONG KONG/CHINA, September 23, 2015 - At the West New Territories landfill site in Hong Kong two Volvo A40F articulated haulers are helping to process and transport municipal solid waste as efficiently as possible – both in terms of time and cost. >more
CECE-CEMA Summit puts disruptive technology in the Spotlight BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, July 16, 2015 - Digital technologies and new business models are transforming traditional value chains in the construction equipment industry. The implications this has for the whole sector and its people, companies, construction processes, for Europe as a manufacturing location, and for the design of suitable EU regulations will be discussed at the CECE CEMA Summit, held in Brussels on the 23rd and 24th September. >more
Terex Pushes into Myanmar Rigid Dump Trucks Market with New Dealer MOTHERWELL/SCOTLAND, July 8, 2015 – For the tough Myanmar terrains, Yangon based Leadway Heavy Machinery (LHM) relies on Terex Trucks to transport earth, rock and jade. Terex' new partner allows the Western construction equipment provider to advance quickly in Myanmar. >more
Good Time to invest in the Caspian Transportation Industry? LONDON/UK, June 26, 2015 - Regional Government bodies and industry leaders will gather next month, on 28-29th July in Istanbul, Turkey, for the South Caspian Region Transportation 2015 summit organised by IRN. >more
First-ever Front Flip in a Monster Jam Truck on BKT Tires EAST RUTHERFORD (NJ)/USA, June 20, 2015 – BKT can do much more than build tires for construction machinery. Its tires made history Saturday night as eleven-time Monster Jam world champion Tom Meents landed the first-ever front flip in a monster truck. >more
Kögel expands its Sales in France BURTENBACH/GERMANY, June 8, 2015 - After the restructuring of sales in Italy and Spain, Kögel now also has had a stronger local presence in France since the start of May. The new position of Director for France has been taken by a person well-known in the commercial vehicle sector - Frédéric Perez. >more
Steep Nevada mine challenges dump trucks CARSON CITY (NV)/USA, May 28, 2015 – The gypsum mine in Western Nevada outputs more than 5 million tons per year. This translates to more than 150 dump truck loads a day, which need to take the steep lane to the top of the pit. There, they meet their ultimate challenge. >more
Trailer Producer Koegel Making Inroads into Italian Market BURTENBACH/GERMANY, May 26, 2015 – With an improved sales and marketing set up, German trailer producer Koegel is increasingly gaining market share in the recovering Italian trailer market. >more
New Summit: Transportation in the South Caspian Region ISTANBUL/TURKEY, May 26, 2015 – After the expected suspension of sanctions against Iran, the large country in the south Caspian region promises to be a large, growing market. At a conference in Turkey, the country’s air, road and sea transportation and critical infrastructure topics are addressed. >more
Innovative Transport in Tunnels: CargoCap Presented at the United Nations GENEVA/SWITZERLAND, April 07, 2015 – Have you ever considered sending your cargo underground instead of over ground? The innovative idea of transport pipelines dates back to the 90s. >more
Energy-saving Mobile Cranes Conquer The Port of Neustadt NEUSTADT/GERMANY, 03.04.2015 – Europe’s largest port for conventional freight makes use of the latest crane technology from Sennebogen. A mobile undercarriage and an intelligent energy recovery system spell a happy logistics client. >more
Kögel expanding business in Spain and Portugal BURTENBACH/GERMANY, February 24, 2015 - In order to adequately meet the demand for Kögel semi-trailers in Spain and Portugal, Kögel has created the new position of Director Spain/Portugal, appointing Hector Rodriguez as its first incumbent. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part THREE DELHI/INDIA, January 28, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part TWO DELHI/INDIA, January 26, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
bC India 2014 review – fresh hopes after another year of stagnation – Part ONE DELHI/INDIA, January 23, 2015 - For the first time, the bC India opened its gates in Northern India. Near Delhi, 635 exhibitors from 25 countries welcomed 26,000 business visitors. And, hopes are that India’s new government will be able to pass more laws in less time. Yet in 2014 the new government was only able to change the business sentiments in India: Many exhibitors at bC India reported they had left crisis mode and were feeling the country’s new, fresh momentum which sparks solid hope for the future. >more
Innovation in the SPMT Segment: Goldhofer’s new PST/ES-E Heavy-Duty Modules MEMMINGEN/GERMANY, November 28, 2014 – At this year’s bC India Goldhofer presents its products at their booth in Hall 3.J29. >more
Kögel Cargo TIR: A trans-national Specialist BURTENBACH/GERMANY, September 11, 2014 - At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014, Kögel will be presenting the Kögel Cargo platform semi-trailer with sliding tarpaulin and drop side. This combination is popular in Eastern Europe and ideal for use in cross-border freight transport. >more
Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a 3-year Cycle after 2015 JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, August 27, 2014 - Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. >more
bC India on firm Ground despite difficult Market DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2014 - Following the economic crisis of the past few years, now that India has formed a new government, once again its economy is characterized by an atmosphere of guarded optimism that is increasingly influencing India's construction and construction-machinery sector. >more
Scheuerle’s Widening Trailer proves itself in the toughest of Conditions in Australia PFEDELBACH/GERMANY, June 26, 2014 - Statutory provisions regarding load distribution on roads and bridges vary considerably depending on country or state-specific legislation. For example, in Australia or North America, it is not unusual that a transport has to cross several state lines and it is possible that the axle spacings or vehicle width must be changed immediately on crossing the border. >more
Deutz to expand its presence in Asia COLOGNE/GERMANY, June 25, 2014 - China is the largest growth market for Deutz in Asia. The Cologne-based company has now opened a new sales office in Shanghai, which is an important centre for the company’s European and American customers. >more
Transportation of Seawater Desalination Plant on K24 Modules from Kamag ULM/GERMANY, May 4, 2014 - Weighing 6,000 tonnes, 150 metres long and 60 metres wide: the desalination plant module manufactured by the South Korean company Doosan, which was moved by Dongbang, KCTC and Korea Express using Kamag K24 transporters, was a structure with enormous dimensions. >more
bauma China attracts strong Interest MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2014 - Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3 percent in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in Shanghai. >more
Sennebogen HPC 40: Mobile Crane Implementation on the Gas Fields STRAUBING/GERMANY, April 23, 2014 - For lifting and unloading activities of all kinds, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. relies on a new Sennebogen HPC 40 vehicle crane. The special truck chassis enables location-independent operation of the 40 ton crane. >more
HighwayGiant: Scheuerle redefines Dual Lane Trailer for Sterett Crane & Rigging PFEDELBACH/GERMANY, April 16, 2014 - The qualities of variable vehicle concepts are undisputed - the vehicle can thus be adapted exactly to suit the cargo being transported and fulfil the statutory framework conditions at the place of operations. >more
New legislative Period holds Promise of new Projects for bc India MUNICH/GERMANY, April 14, 2014 - Even before the parliamentary elections which are currently taking place in India, the Indian government was talking about plans to make funding available for a wide range of projects. Things are definitely moving in this market, all of which spells good prospects for the exhibitors at the bauma Conexpo Show - bC India, which takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014, in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi. >more
SMOPYC endures, waiting for Industry to recover ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, April 14, 2014 - The 16th edition of SMOPYC, the International Trade Fair for Public Works Construction and Mining Machinery, that ended last April 5 fulfilled the expectations of exhibitors. The number of undertakings that took part (720, from 28 different countries) and of visitors (48,000 professionals) confirmed that the leading fair for the industry in Southern Europe is still going strong. >more
Alcoa expands in Hungary to meet European Demand for Lightweight Truck Wheels SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR/HUNGARY, March 18, 2014 -- Alcoa, inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, is investing US$13 million to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminum truck wheels. >more
Eko Atlantic – An ingenious Engineering Thing LAGOS/NIGERIA, February 19, 2014 - An ultra futuristic city is being built on the shores of Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. Under the project management of David Frame, the British lead engineer and Managing Director of South Energyx Nigeria Ltd., a subsidiary of Chagoury Group, Eko Atlantic City is being constructed on 9 million square metres of reclaimed land from the sea and protruding 2.5 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean. >more
Cummins starts Production of Tier 4 Final 6-Cylinder Engines COLUMBUS,IND./USA, February 14, 2014 - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has started production of 6-cylinder engines certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final regulations, equivalent standards in Canada and Stage IV in Europe. Engine production across a broad 190 hp to 675 hp (142-503 kW) output will increase during the course of the year as off-highway equipment manufacturers release machines ready to meet the near-zero emissions standards, that took effect Jan.1, 2014. >more
SMOPYC 2014 – Preview and Diagnosis of the Sector ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, February 11, 2014 - The preparations are well underway for the SMOPYC 2014, which is to take place at the Zaragoza Exhibition Center from 1st to 5th April. The main associations in the sector are to attend the show, completing the agenda of parallel activities, including the organization of reverse trade missions from international markets such as the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Turkey and Iran, among others. >more
Grammer AG establishes new US Production Site AMBERG/GERMANY, February 3, 2014 – Grammer AG, leading specialist in seating systems and components for car interiors, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The new plant will also serve as Grammer’s new headquarters in the United States. Plant opening and start of production is scheduled for the end of 2014. >more